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NEMA and Public Works adopt innovative technology for Building Damage Assessments - Oct 16, 2019 - 11:30:55 AM

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Ministry of Public Works (MOPW), supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), have adopted the use of an innovative new technology to conduct building damage assessments across the islands affected by Hurricane Dorian.

“In the past, data collection was a tedious process; information was collected on paper and then transferred to Excel. Now, this innovative way of data collection produces real-time interactive reports for rapid assessments,” said Gayle Outten-Moncur, Manager of NEMA’s National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Prime Minister Minnis meets with CCRIF officials - Oct 16, 2019 - 10:15:11 AM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis met with officials from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) on Tuesday 15 October. The meeting, held at the Office of the Prime Minister, included discussions on the possibility of expanding regional insurance coverage to include some aspects of housing.  CCRIF officials shared with Prime Minister Minnis that the Insurance facility is also working on a program to offer insurance coverage for public utilities and the fisheries sector. The meeting also covered ways that developed nations can assist vulnerable small island developing states (SIDS) by contributing to the fund to help with recovery and reconstruction following a storm...
News : International
Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fundraiser set for Vancouver, Canada - Oct 16, 2019 - 4:48:03 AM

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News of the state of Grand Bahama and Abaco after Hurricane Dorian has reached a global audience. The amount of international aid has been a godsend. The need is great however and it will take years to rebuild.

4,760 km miles away in Vancouver, Canada, Bahamian Lillamae Toppin  felt she had do something for her people. She's been living in British Columbia's west coast in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver for over 40 years. She is the brainchild behind, "An Evening for The Bahamas" fundraiser being held on Oct. 27, 2019.

"My heart aches for my people," said Lilla a semi-retired nurse whose husband is a retired vascular surgeon. Lilla turned to her Caribbean friends in her area and via a mutual friend, Lilla was introduced to Robbin Whachell, co-founder of The Bahamas Weekly who lives close by...
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John Phillpot Receives Special Recognition at National Youth Leaders Reception - Oct 15, 2019 - 2:35:31 PM

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During the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s National Youth Month Youth Leaders’ Reception, Scout Association of The Bahamas’ John Phillpot received special recognition as the 2019 National Youth Month Patron and Lifetime Honouree on October 11, 2019.  The reception, which was held at the British Colonial Hilton, was an opportunity to recognize youth leaders and for them to network amongst themselves.  Among the Government officials present at the event were the Ministry’s Acting Permanent Secretary, David Cates; Acting Undersecretaries, Renee Bullard and Montez Williams; the Chair of National Youth Month, Sandena Neely and Senator Jamal Moss...
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Caribbean Export signs three MOUs with strategic partners to support the Caribbean’s export growth - Oct 15, 2019 - 1:40:27 PM

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The recently held CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum drew record numbers of senior level European and Caribbean policy makers, European buyers and Caribbean exhibitors, to the 4th hosting of the event and the first ever to be held in Frankfurt, Germany.

Three MOUs were signed between the Caribbean Export Development Agency and key stakeholders in Europe, namely, the BVMW (Der Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft), the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) and the Caribbean Council...
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His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America call on the Governor General - Oct 15, 2019 - 1:30:28 PM

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His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America, Most Honourable Exarch of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and a delegation paid a courtesy call on Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith in the drawing Room of Government House, Monday Oct 14, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)..
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Dames Lauds Initiatives ‘Beyond the Prison Walls’ - Oct 15, 2019 - 1:15:14 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames noted, on October 9, 2019, that his Ministry is the Executing Agency for the Citizen Security and Justice Programme in The Bahamas (CSJP), and, within the programme’s budget, about $17,000,000 had been committed to strengthening crime prevention forces beyond the prison walls.

“As a matter of fact the prison has the smallest budget allocation within this project,” Minister Dames said during the event entitled “Beyond Our Prisoners” at the Baha Mar Convention Centre...
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Governor General Attends a Special National Hero's Service at Pilgrim Baptist Church - Oct 15, 2019 - 1:00:58 PM

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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith attended a Special Hero’s Service honouring Claire Hepburn, Keith Mason, Ruth Major, Alfred Stewart and Catherine Roker at Pilgrim Baptist Temple, St. James Road, Sunday, October 12, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
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PM Minnis recognizes heroes of Hurricane Dorian during 2019 National Honours Investiture ceremony - Oct 14, 2019 - 11:45:35 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis recognized the courage and grace of the many Bahamian citizens who put their lives at risk during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

The Prime Minister was speaking at the 2019 National Honours Investiture Ceremony held at Government House on Monday 14 October, National Heroes Day...
News : Grand Bahama
Grand Lucayan to Welcome Guests Oct. 15 - Oct 14, 2019 - 7:08:45 PM

Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama announced they will welcome guests on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Announced on Facebook on Oct. 9, their message read, "We're happy to share we will be welcoming back guests beginning Tuesday, October 15th. We want to thank each and every one of you that have reached out with thoughts and prayers, we truly appreciate you!"
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Prime Minister Minnis provides update on Abaco recovery; RV trailers to house critical government workers on the way to Abaco - Oct 14, 2019 - 12:25:46 PM

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RV trailers to house critical government workers on the way to Abaco; work started to restore Marsh Harbour port and airport operations

The first batch of 100 RV trailers that will be used to house 300 critical government personnel are on the way to Abaco as part of the effort to rebuild devastated communities following Hurricane Dorian...
News : International
Finance ministers to discuss joint action to prevent future debt crises - Oct 14, 2019 - 9:34:49 AM

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Commonwealth finance ministers will meet in Washington D.C. on 17 October 2019 to discuss coordinated interventions to prevent future debt crises.

The meeting will be chaired by the Finance Minister of Cyprus, Harris Georgiades, under the theme ‘Preventing Debt Crises: The Roles of Creditors and Debtors’. It will be preceded by sessions for senior finance ministry officials and central bank governors...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Official Funeral for the Late Mr. Tennyson Wells was held at Christ Church Cathedral - Oct 13, 2019 - 9:45:43 PM

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An Official Funeral was held for former Cabinet Minister and well-known businessman, Mr. Tennyson Wells on Friday morning, October 11, 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral.  Interment was at Woodlawn Gardens.  Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Prime MInister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Cabinet Ministers and officials joined family and friends in commemorating his life.  Prime Minister Minnis is pictured, with tribute and condolences. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of Foreign Affairs on article that appeared in the Palm Beach Post - Oct 13, 2019 - 8:00:25 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to refer to an article dated 11 October 2019, that appeared in the Palm Beach Post entitled, “ Bahamian Diplomat says China will not rebuild in hurricane devastated islands.” Comments in the article were attributed to Consul General in Miami, Mrs. Linda Mackey.

The Ministry wishes to advise that the Consul General’s comments were taken out of context...
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Second Annual Regenerative Medicine Summit proves big win for The Bahamas - Oct 13, 2019 - 2:32:00 PM

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The best and brightest global recently gathered in The Bahamas to discuss ways of making stem cell and regenerative health technologies available, accessible and affordable to everyone, everywhere.

Dr. Desiree Cox, Rhodes Scholar and Founder and CEO of HEALinc reflects, “This event promotes research and innovation in medical technologies with the potential to help people stay healthy through their lifespan...
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British High Commissioner call on the Attorney General - Oct 12, 2019 - 10:10:34 PM

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British High Commissioner Her Excellency Sarah Dickson paid a courtesy call on Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Carl Bethel, QC, at the Ministry on Thursday, October 10, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)
News : Local
Police and Defence Forces Conduct Joint Operation in Abaco - Oct 12, 2019 - 6:50:09 PM

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An ongoing joint operation by the Royal Bahamas Police and Defence Forces is being  conducted on the island of  Abaco.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Anthony Ferguson, and the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, were on scene with their executive team members to assess the progress of the operation which focused on Central and North Abaco over the past several days...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Knights of Columbus call on the Governor General - Oct 11, 2019 - 7:40:22 PM

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Members of the Knights of Columbus (fraternal service organization) paid a courtesy call upon His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General (seated centre), at Government House on Thursday, October 10, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of Finance in Full Swing in Implementing Public Financial Management Reform - Oct 11, 2019 - 3:40:37 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said in the Ministry of Finance, the heart of Public Financial Management Reform is the development and adoption of robust information systems.

“We are in the full swing of implementing the project plan for this multi-faceted reform initiative,” DPM Turnquest explained at a forum held by the Ministry of Finance in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank at Baha Mar, October 10, 2019.  The forum was held under the theme, ‘The Power of Data for Transforming National Development.’
News : New Providence
Guaranteed Loans being offered by the Government to MSMEs impacted by Hurricane Dorian - Oct 11, 2019 - 2:30:07 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest announced on Thursday, October 10, 2019, that $10 million will be taken from the Dormant Fund to help re-start the economies in Abaco and Grand Bahama.

The Deputy Prime Minister was speaking at a press conference at the Ministry to announce that the Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC), through the Ministry of Finance and private financial partners...

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